One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A minimal distinctive unit of meaning.Compare with sememe
- ‘The relationship between the semanteme of the modern Chinese character and the meaning of the formed word has stable patterns and regulations, which can be divided into eleven categories.’
- ‘In the meaning of a big ant, the semanteme ‘big’ is a unary predicate whose argument is the semanteme ‘ant’.’
Early 20th century: from French sémantème, from sémantique (see semantic), on the pattern of words such as morphème ‘morpheme’.
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